Part One was here.
After booking in at the hotel we abandoned our stuff and headed off for a wander. We started with the main place I wanted to visit. This thing:
I think it was one of those things – I would know that I’d been to Paris when I stood under the Eiffel Tower. One day I will make it to the top but at the moment there are alot of maintenance works going on and only one leg is open for trips. We stood and watched some street dancers who were really good, That Boy was very complimentary of their performance style – whereas I just stood and watched – Also took some video which is on my Flickr photostream.
Not sure what inspired the next one but I think I just asked That Boy where it was and he looked it up on a special app he’d downloaded and that was that we wandered around to find the replica of the Statue of Liberty. That Boy went to New York when he was younger so he’d seen the real statue. The replica sits on Île des Cygnes (Swan Island). Unfortunately because the Island was closed for maintenance, we weren’t able to get at the closest end – we started walking up towards the other end but we couldn’t get there. There was a distinct lack of signage and things like that to direct you to the statue – maybe it’s overshadowed by the tourist bits around it lol.
From here we wandered to Champs des Mars and caught the metro to St Michel La Notre Dame. Having seen the Notre Dame de Strasbourg I wasn’t too excited about it tbh lol. Again it was really busy – the sun was out and so there were lots of tourists, there was also a fair or something like that so there were extra people there.
We then caught the metro and headed to the Louvre, as we got out of the station we decided we were going to grab a drink. That Boy had seen a Maccy D’s sign in the metro so while I stood at the exit taking pictures of the Museum, That Boy nipped back down the stairs to take a look at the location, we then headed to Maccy D’s and grabbed a drink. We then wandered up the street and sat in the gardens outside the Lourve, there were lots of young people hanging out. There was a group of scouts running past and some of the young people were shouting “Allee Allee” (Which I think is Go Go – I think there was also something resembling faster faster lol)
After a little while we walked closer to the Grande Pyramidee so that I could take photos. We then headed back to the hotel to get changed for dinner.
I would love to carry on writing about the trip but I really need to go to bed now as I have work tomorrow – I’m not sure whether I will be staying or whether I’ll be sent home again (My breathing still isn’t great and I am still coughing but after the weekend I at least need to try).Day: 42
Goals to go: 88
Started/In Progress: 17